Rhum (Rum) in the Philippines


Rhum (Rum) is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels. Rum can be referred to in Spanish by descriptors such as ron viejo ("old rum") and ron añejo ("aged rum").

The majority of the world's rum production occurs in the Caribbean and Latin America. Rum is also produced in Austria, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Mexico, Hawaii, the Philippines, India, Reunion Island, Mauritius, South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, United States and Canada.

Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas "golden" and "dark" rums were typically consumed individually (i.e., "straight" or "neat") or used for cooking, but are now commonly consumed with mixers. Premium rums are also available, made to be consumed either straight or iced.

Rum plays a part in the culture of most islands of the West Indies as well as in the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland. This beverage has famous associations with the Royal Navy (where it was mixed with water or beer to make grog) and piracy (where it was consumed as bumbo). Rum has also served as a popular medium of economic exchange, used to help fund enterprises such as slavery, organized crime, and military insurgencies (e.g., the American Revolution and Australia's Rum Rebellion).

From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rum

Don Papa Rum

Don Papa is a premium aged small batch rum from the isle of Negros Occidental, the Philippines. Distilled from some of the finest sugar cane in the world, Don Papa is first aged 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection...
Read more at: donpaparum.com

Tanduay Rhum

Tanduay Rhum

Tanduay Distillers, Inc. destilles many different kinds of Rum and also some kinds of Gin and Whiskey. The brands of Tanduay Rhum are:
Tanduay Rum 1854: A very special rum masterfully blended from Tanduay's special reserve of aged rums. It was launched to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of Tanduay distillers.
Tanduay 5 Years Fine Dark Rhum: This rum reflects the hallmark of Tanduay’s rich and lively heritage. The aging process of this extra special blend reveals a lush shade of mahogany and a sweet and slightly smoky, lasting aroma of dark sugar and oak.
Tanduay Rhum 65 Fine Dark Rhum: An exciting dark rum exuding a well-rounded character with a smooth mellow finish. This rum exhibits a grand array of flavors a full-bodied taste with an edge of sweetness on the finish.
Tanduay Fine White Rhum: Exquisitely blended, flawlessly light, this special rum is meticulously filtered resulting in a sparkling clear spirit with a subtle sweet and spicy taste, enhancing every drink it is mixed with.
Boracay Rum: Smooth, white rum gets some attitude with the tropical sweetness of coconut and the unique kick off cappuccino. Suit the flavor to your mood whether you take it straight, on the rocks or mixed.
Tanduay Rhum Light: Aged with just the right sweetness and aroma, this 55 proof rich blend boasts of a compelling smooth flavor without much woody notes.
Tanduay Asian Rum: With its pure and distinctive taste, TANDUAY Asian Rum is for those seeking greater complexity and sophistication. A step above the usual, our expressive character and flavor stem from nearly 160 years of quality production.
Tanduay Superior Rhum: This is considered the "cognac" of rum. Carefully aged in oak wood barrels, this superb rum boasts of a compelling flavour with a hint of smokiness and a long well-rounded finish.
Tanduay Extra Strong Rhum: This unique rhum is specially blended to be strong, and yet smooth and easy to drink, robust without being intimidating, and vibrant without being aggressive. Its 50% alcohol content and rich character are derived from choice sugarcane and Tanduay's traditional techniques of ageing and blending.
Tanduay E.S.Q. (Extra Smooth Quality): This extra smooth rhum is expertly blended to obtain a more robust pronounced flavour with just the right amount of sweetness and aroma.

Read more at: tanduay.com

Destileria Limtuaco Rum

Destileria Limtuaco Rum

Palawan Blanco Rum: Palawan Blanco premium white rum is a light rum not aged in oak barrels but left to sit and mature in stainless casks to allow it to gently mellow before it is bottled.
Inferno Flaming Rum: A 150 proof rum specially made for flambé use and flaming cocktails. It can be used to transform ordinary drinks, desserts and savories to spellbinding works of art.
Old Captain 5 Years Old Rum: A lighter rum with a delicate nose and flavor, aged in oak barrels and patented ageing process to give it a distinct mellow taste and smoothness. You can drink it neat or on the rocks.
Old Captain 8 Years Old Rum: A premium aged dark rum from molasses blended with pot still rum for a heavier aroma & rich flavor. Patiently aged in oak barrels to perfect ripeness, giving this rum its dark golden color.
Old Captain 12 Years Old Superior Rum: A very special vatted rum specially made from highest quality molasses. Carefully batch fermented and patiently batch-distilled using copper pot stills to give it the desired flavor profile and aged in oak barrels.
Paradise Mango Rum, a product of the Destileria Limtuaco, is a natural fruit-based liqueur made from world renowned Philippine mangoes and premium aged rum...
Amadeo Coffee Liqueur is an all natural coffee liqueur made with four kinds of coffee beans from the Philippines - Arabica, Robusta, Liberica and Excelsa (also known as “barako” native coffee) in a rum base. ...

Read more at: limtuaco.com

Other Destilerias

On some websites there are also listed:
Destileria La Jarolena located in Iloilo, Philippines
Destileria La Fortuna Incorporated in Manila
Destileria La Cometa Inc. in Davao City.
As for now, I don't have any closer information about these companies and also no information of any of their brands or products.

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